Have you seen the new line of gluten free doughs from Pillsbury? Only the pie and pastry dough is vegan, so I snatched one up to try. I prefer homemade pie dough, but you know what? It’s really nice to have some on hand sometimes. Like Saturday, for instance. We went to the Farmer’s Market in the morning and I grabbed a pint of tart cherries. Knowing that I had some ready-to-go pie dough in the fridge, I decided to make a pie! In case you were wondering, the cherries ROCKED. So good.
I decided to make two hand pies, and then use what was left to make a single-crust pie. The best way to roll it out, according to the container, is to roll it out between two pieces of parchment or wax paper so it doesn’t stick. It’s a bit crumbly and sensitive to work with, but because it’s gluten free, I wasn’t surprised. I had to scratch one piece I rolled out and start over, but we made it in the end! It went nicely into our pie pan and didn’t come apart too much, as I had anticipated.
We waited for the pie to cool, mostly for the easy of slicing and serving purposes, and then dug in with a little Lunaberry Swirl coconut ice cream. HOLY YUM!
The crust tasted super buttery and it was really flaky! It had a bit more chew, perhaps, than a non-gluten free pie crust, but other than that, I couldn’t tell much difference. This would be great to have on hand for pot pies, hand pies, etc. It was a little tricky at first, but it all worked out in the end. Just took a little patience and a few tries. I’d definitely recommend this one! I wouldn’t use it all the time, of course, but it’s a tasty shortcut!
Have you tried these? What did you think?
the vegans: 4 out of 5